I'm a Joke and So Are You

Reflections on Humour and Humanity

Robin Ince Stewart Lee

RRP: £9.99

2 May 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492616

RRP: £16.99

4 October 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492586

RRP: £5.99

4 October 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492609

Evening Standard’s the Best Comedy Books of the Year
Skinny’s Book of the Year

What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily?

Reviews for I’m a Joke and So Are You:

‘Joyfully entertaining.’ – Observer
‘Funny, honest and heart-warming.’ –
Matt Haig
‘a smart, laugh-out-loud book.’Evening Standard
‘Deceptively deep. Invaluable and inspiring.’Stewart Lee

In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face:

Where does anxiety come from?

How do we overcome imposter syndrome?

What is the key to creativity?

How can we deal with grief?

Informed by personal insights from Robin as well as interviews with some of the world’s top comedians, neuroscientists and psychologists, this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind. But it is also a powerful call to embrace the full breadth of our inner experience – no matter how strange we worry it may be!